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Ahmed Chalabi, an Iraqi exile, studies for his doctorate in math at the University of Chicago where he gets to know Albert Wohlstetter, a prominent cold-war. Albert Wohlstetter (born , died 10 January, ) was a neo-conservative ideologue and long time director of the Rand Corporation. Albert Wohlstetter: international relations: Between the two world wars: Kissinger, and Albert Wohlstetter. Other issues that were addressed in the vast literature.

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Neoconservative Influence August 1, He is the first recipient not employed by the Department of Defense and the first person awarded it twice. Albert Wohlstetter’s paternal grandparents were cosmopolitan Jews who immigrated to the United States from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the latter half of the nineteenth century. He and Roberta thought he was just ill or having an asthma attack. While the character of Dr.

Profile: Albert Wohlstetter

But he stayed at Columbia to pursue a Ph. The National Interest Wohlstetter, Albert 6 November Wohlstetter’s ‘The Delicate Balance of Terror’ was highly influential in shaping the thinking of the Washington foreign policy establishment, particularly in its emphasis on the looming threat of Soviet attack. Inhe founded one of the early phonograph companies, the Rex Talking Machine Corporation. Wohlstetter, Albert Autumn Albert Wohlstetter borndied 10 January, was a neo-conservative ideologue and long time director of the Rand Corporation.


The Journal of Conflict Resolution. He had a fellowship with the Social Science Research Council on alberh project to incorporate modern mathematical methods into economics and business cycle research.

Albert Wohlstetter

The neoconservatives have placed themselves under the tutelary shadow of the strategist and the philosopher. As Lang will later recall: Burns who gave Albert the job. Views Read View form View source View history.

Archived from the original on This page was last edited on 21 Juneat That had a similar impact in the s when he was asked to look at, by the Air Force, at what’s the most cost-effective way to base our bomber force and came out of that with the observation which is like a blinding flash of the obvious but no one had noticed it before then, that the real issue isn’t what’s cost effective, the real issue is how do you build a bomber force that’s not vulnerable to a first strike by the other side?

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That same Wohlstetter mentored many of the Bush administration’s reigning neo-conservatives, including Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, one of the most pro-Zionist of the so-called chickenhawksand Zalmay Khalilzad. The Wohlstetters lived in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. In the s and s, he expanded the scope of his research to include alliance policy and nuclear nonproliferation, [23] ballistic missile defense, [24] innovation in military technology, [25] peacetime military competitions, [26] and military potential and economics of civil nuclear energy.


Kennedy during the Cuban missile crisis in He and his wife Roberta Wohlstetteran accomplished historian and intelligence expert, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Ronald Reagan on November 7, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Albert Wohlstetter – Wikipedia

Perle and other officials in the Reagan administration play a key role in promoting an alliance between Israel and Turkey. The fourth is that “the nuclear weapons should be safe against theft or unauthorized use [originating] The New York Times made similar error, which it corrected.

He is often credited with influencing a number of prominent members of the neoconservative movement, including Richard Perle who, as a teenager, dated Wohlstetter’s daughter.

Albert made a fuss, not wanting to go to the emergency room. Wohlstetter started at City College of New York in through a scholarship in modern dance, earning a B. As I recall, even at the time, the State Department didn’t like it because for some reason or other it offended some of our allies.